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Student/Parent Handbook 2019/2020

Our Academy at a Glance


• The Academy of Dover is a free co-educational K-5 charter school in Dover, Del.

• All charter schools are free, public schools.

• AOD's school day is from 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., and transportation is provided.

• Students study English language arts, math, science, social studies, Technology, art, music and PE/health.

• The adult-to-student ratio at AOD is 20-to-1.

• The average class size is 20 students.

• ALL students recieve FREE breakfast and lunch!

• Transportation is provided.

• Boys and Girls Club is on site for your added convenience.

• AOD opened in 2003

• Kindergarten students must turn 5 by August 31 in accordance with Delaware Code.

• AOD is located at 104 Saulsbury Road in Dover, Delaware.

• The phone number is 302-674-0684.



• Navy blue slacks, knee-length skirt or skort, or a solid jumper
• White or light blue shirt with collar
• White, black or navy blue socks or stockings

• Navy blue slacks (Shorts may be worn during warm weather however, they must be uniform shorts. Cargo shorts are not permitted.)
• White or light blue shirt with collar
• White, black or navy blue socks

Boys and Girls
• Shirts must be tucked in
• Must wear a black or brown belt
• Sweaters must be navy blue (no hoodies, sweatshirts or jackets in class)
• No hats allowed
• Students may wear gym uniforms ONLY on gym days

Gym Uniform:
• Navy blue or black sweatsuit(must be a solid color, no logos)
• Sneakers 


Additional Information


The Academy of Dover Charter School provides bus service and utilizes a private contractor for student transportation. The contractor meets all the standards and requirements of the transportation contractors established by Delaware laws and regulations.

How do I apply?

The Academy of Dover Charter School utilizes an open enrollment plan. Any child who is qualified under the laws of Delaware for enrollment to a public school is qualified for admission to the Academy of Dover Charter School. Before enrollment, all perspective families must meet with the school's Head of School.

How can I find out if AOD is closed, delayed or dismissed early?

In the event of inclement weather, please listen check the following stations to determine whether the Academy of Dover is closed:
Radio: WAFL 97.7 FM WDOV 105.3 FM KYW 1060 AM
T.V.:WBOC Channel 2, WMDT Channel 7

Information may also be posted on this website.